Privacy policy explained

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Q: What do you use my data for?

Why do you need my email address?
To create an account and connect to your mail server.

What else will you do with it?
We may send you emails about Speaking Email CarPlay. You can opt out of these any time by a link in the email footer. We may contact you to assist in your usage.

Will you share my email address?
No. We will not share your email address with anyone unless required by law.

What other personal information do you need?
Just your name and email address.

Will you read my email?
The app downloads email directly from your email provider (Office 365 or Gmail) to your phone. It does not go to our server and we do not see your personal emails. 

Dedicated connection
For your security, Speaking Email makes a secure encrypted connection directly to your mail server. We do not read email already on your phone. This connection cannot be accessed by other apps.

Microsoft and Google accounts support OAUTH authentication. This is a very secure method which means your password is sent directly to the mail provider only once during your initial connection, and then only tokens are used.

Personal information / GDPR
We store your email address and name on our secure cloud server for the purpose of identifying your account, getting in contact if needed and marketing. You can unsubscribe any time from marketing emails. Our cloud is located outside the EU in New Zealand and is subject to New Zealand's privacy laws. We retain your data only as long as necessary and will delete your data if requested.

Analytics and logging

A: To help maintain and improve our app, we have implemented analytics and crash logging. This is a necessary function to provide stable and high performing software. Telemetry data including your IP address are recorded in our secure cloud database.

Privacy policy
We adhere to strict privacy procedures (see our privacy policy at

Enterprise agreements
Please contact us if you wish to discuss individual requirements for data management for your enterprise.

What is Speaking Email CarPlay?

An app for iPhone and Apple CarPlay that reads your email out loud to you. It intelligently extracts content from emails (minus the signatures, disclaimers and threads). And it lets you action your email - archive, mark-as-read, trash, flag - using the CarPlay interface controls. It works Office 365 and Gmail email accounts, as well as most other providers including any standard IMAP server.

Who is it for?

People who are busy and run out of time to get through their inbox. People who want to make productive use of time when driving between appointments.

What if I don't have CarPlay?

See our other product Speaking Email for iPhone and Android for anyone who doesn't have CarPlay.

Is is free?

Yes it is free to download and you can do a lot with the free version. Free features: 

  • Email text-to-speech (TTS) with smart content detection (this is awesome, you will be blown away!)
  • CarPlay buttons next/prev, archive, flag, delete

Do I have to upgrade?

Nope, but you can upgrade for: 

  • Multiple accounts
  • Attachment reading
  • Voice commands (you will love this!)
  • Dictation - reply/forward/compose (you will love this even more!)

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